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Wirral Peninsula Familiarisation Trip

Thornton Hall Afternoon Tea

Marketing Liverpool recently visited attractions and accommodation providers on the Wirral in partnership with Wirral Chamber of Commerce as part of a familiarisation trip.

The purpose of the visit was to spotlight just some of the many assets of the region in order to provide individuals from the Marketing Liverpool team the chance to experience the visitor offer  first-hand.

First up on the itinerary was the award winning Café Cream in New Brighton, famous for their homemade ice cream.

After a quick coffee and pastry we made our way over to Port Sunlight where we visited the Lady Lever Art Gallery and the Port Sunlight Museum. It was fascinating for the team to hear about the history of the historic village and Lever himself.

Next on our tour was Mere Brook house, a beautiful 5 star gold rated bed and breakfast situated in the Wirral countryside. As well as running a 24/7 bed and breakfast, the family run business also produce their own honey, apple juice, biscuits and other food items for people to try on site or buy. If ‘normal’ hotels aren’t your thing, this is one place that should definitely be on your list to try!

Moving on from Mere Brook House we visited Thornton Hall and Spa for a full tour of this beautiful hotel, as well as getting to try out a real snow room, which was a welcome treat on such a sunny day! After the tour we enjoyed the delicious Great Wirral Afternoon Tea in the stunning outdoor surroundings.

Shore Cottage was next, a creative courses studio situated on Thurstaston Beach overlooking the Dee Estuary. As seen on Channel 4’s ‘George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces’, they offer photography, laser cutting and textile courses!

Our final stop of the day was to Benty Farm Tearoom – a converted farm barn where you can now enjoy delicious cakes and treats along with a variety of hot and cold drinks. Benty Farm Tearoom is pet friendly and is the perfect place for a relaxing cup of tea whether your a local or a tourist.

We ended our day with a trip on the famous ferry cross the Mersey’ back to Liverpool!

All of the visited establishments are shortlisted in the forthcoming annual Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards on 24th May – so good luck in advance.

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